A mother of two with one more on the way, Christina Litle, has been getting a lot of bizarre feedback on a video she made of herself dancing to some of her own choreography. She'd created it for the local high school to be danced at a game at Memorial Stadium in Napa. She keeps up pretty impressively in the video, though there are some squats she avoids for obvious reasons. She's 27 weeks pregnant:
Cute! Or is it?! A lot of commenters think not, wrongly suggesting she's making her baby's brain into a scrambled omelette with all those bump and grinds. Christina eventually posted this in the YouTube description for everyone worrying about it:
Let me preface this video with, I've danced my whole life, and it is COMPLETELY safe to maintain the level of activity your body is used to while pregnant. I'm not hurting my baby...the baby is not getting "Shaken baby syndrome" and no...the child is not experiencing whiplash. For those who insist they "know" I was in pain doing this and hurting myself, this didn't "hurt" in the least and I wasn't "injured" after doing this dance. This is my third baby, and I taught dance up to nearly delivering with both of my daughters. They came out healthy and perfect. I do what I know my body can handle. I'm pregnant...not disabled. I encourage all women to remain active during their pregnancies...it only benefits you and your baby more and more! STAY HEALTHY! HAVE FUN!
According to the Napa Valley Register, Christina expected some negativity when she posted the video. It is the Internet, after all. And people have been largely positive, though they report she's gotten some negative comments. One charming example: "Now that is what you call white trash. 28 with two kids, teaching dance at a high school to make a few extra bucks while pregnant with the third on the way and videotaping it. I guess I better keep on working because people like this are depending on me."
Of course, the more divisive you are, the more people want to talk about you. And it looks like the attention Christina is getting from her video is ultimately helping her career as a choreographer:
Dance your way to fame, momma.